Category Archives: Economy

Brexit and the labour market

In what is the first full year of statistics since the referendum outcome, agendaNi analyses whether economic uncertainty has had any impact on the labour market. The Northern Ireland employment rate remains...

Lower paid wage increase

The weekly earnings of full-time employees in Northern Ireland has risen consistently with the rate of the UK and lowest paid workers appear to have benefited from the increase. Despite a recorded...

State of dependence

On the back of the Taylor review which proposes categorising workers outside the mainstream of full-time unemployment as ‘dependent contractor’, Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ (ICTU) John O’Farrell outlines union moves to...

Ards and North Down Borough Council

Offering many beautiful rural and urban locations, ease of access to Belfast, an established tourism infrastructure, a flourishing arts scene, and specialist business support services for all sectors, Ards and North Down...

Connected locally, growing globally

agendaNi put questions to Alan Armstrong, CEO of Almac Group, one of the flagship companies of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and a key driver of local enterprise and economic development....